Churchill Academy

Summer Music Festival

Churchill’s inaugural Summer Music Festival took place on the blazing hot stage and quadrangle outside the Music department on Monday and Tuesday with a special performance on Wednesday for all of the Year 6 students as part of their Drama Day. 

 Students from Years 7 to 10 performed an eclectic mix of songs. The event also incorporated performances by the Year 8 and 9 Tuesday Rock Melt groups.


Maddie Pole (Year7) was the first performer, accompanying herself on guitar; Holly Stoneman, Molly Nicholson and Olive Barnett sang a beautiful Hallelujah. From the Year 9 Music GCSE class,  Elicia Wickham, Ceri Evans, Harry Taylor, Rob Ramshaw, Sarah Browne and Abi Mills performed Broken Strings; Charlie Tyler did a stunning job performing Little Talks – possibly a first public performance!

Rolling In The Deep featured the confident, assured lead vocals of Alex Wahab and Mimi Mendl accompanied by Arthur Wacker, George Attiwell , Mia Neate and Mia Wakeling.  Bori Gunyits, Chloe Phipps, Myiah Barker, Scarlett Williams, and Jacob Ganfield finished the first set off with a blast from the past – Sweet Dreams and then bringing it up to date with the Ex’s and Oh’s.


Set two started with three bands from Rock Melt  - Tom Donovan, Harry Tayler, Luke Davey, Mason Harraway, Dan Williams, Dan Hosking, Josh Snook, Lorenzo White,  Natasha Bonetti, Tyler Reeves, Riley Sinclair, Molly Axtell and Aurora Bedford – performing as a band for the first time.  Bella Dorrington and John Skeen got a huge round of applause for Rise Up; the last two bands were from Year 10 GCSE Music – Mason Beramsingh, James Leaver Whitfield, John Skeen and Sam Axtell did  The Cure proud with a super performance of Friday, I’m in Love. Finally, the audience were completely spellbound by Tazmin Pearce and Rhianne Mills’ note perfect vocal and uke performance of I’m Yours.

Congratulations to all who took part; a lovely way to spend a sunny lunchtime!

Ms Cooper-White